Current Tahr records are as follows:
Place Name Douglas Score Date Location
1st= Buck Kimber 44 ¾ 1/05/2008 Karangarua River
1st= Tony Hopkins 44 ¾ 29/01/2009 South Westland
1st= Mike Cassaidy 44 ¾ 05/01/2017 South Westland
4th Cody Weller 44 ½ 26/12/2005 Whataroa
5th= Darrel Hodgkinson 43 ¾ 5/01/2006 Rangitata River
5th= Kadin Willis 43 ¾ 6/02/2022 South Westland
7th Rhys Garside 42 ¾ 29/01/2009 South Westland
8th Brent Anstis 42 18/06/21 Rangitata
9th Kelvin West 41 ¾ 31/12/20 South Westland
10th= Tony Hopkins 41 ½ 30/11/2008 Rangitata River
10th= Simon Bullivant 41 ½ 29/01/2012 South Westland
12th Paul Ockwell 41 9/02/2015 South Westland
12th Kadin Willis 41 7/02/22 South Westland
14th= Ricky Russ 40¾ 6/06/2016 South Westland
14th= Ricky Russ 40¾ 13/06/2018 South Westland
16th Darrel Hodgkinson 40½ 16/05/07 Rangitata Valley
17th= Scott Sisam 40¼ 1/02/12 West Coast
17th= Simon Ward 40¼ 18/01/14 Karangarua
17th= Simon Bullivant 40¼ 27/02/14 South Westland
20th= Allan Turner 40¼ 6/02/16 South Westland
21st= Phil Commons 40 9/12/06 Dobson Valley
21st= Robert McArtney 40 16/05/07 Rangitata Valley
21st= Cody Weller 40 9/02/11 South Westland
24th= Stu Moore 39¾ 28/01/09 South Westland
24th= Simon Bullivant 39¾ 1/02/12 South Westland
About Tahr

The Himalayan tahr has a small head, small pointed ears, large eyes, and horns that vary between males and females. Their horns reach a maximum length of 46 centimetres (18 in).

Himalayan tahrs are sexually dimorphic, with females being smaller in weight and in size and having smaller horns. The horn is curved backwards, preventing injury during mating season when headbutting is a common mating ritual among males.

The average male tahr usually weighs around 73 kg with females averaging 36 kg and is shorter in height than in length[6] The exterior of a tahr is well adapted to the harsh climate of the Himalayans.

They sport thick, reddish wool coats and thick undercoats, indicative of the conditions of their habitat. Their coats thin with the end of winter and becomes lighter in color.

The lifespan of a Himalayan tahr typically ranges around 14 or 15 years, with females living longer than males. The oldest known Himalayan tahr lived to 22 years old in captivity